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Location: Idaho : Q'Emilin Park
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Mar 21, 2014

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Comments: This page could use a little updating for newer routes and overall clarity. A lot of the area's routes only list them alphabetically, and are missing some of the routes. Adding more information to be able to use the Left to Right tool would make some of these areas that have a lot of routes close together more discernible. This page is already 70% there compared to the local guide book (which is already out of date). If the trouble has been taken to put this information on the web, might as wel... more >>

Location: Idaho : Heise Rock
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Mar 1, 2014

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Comments: I would call most of it greasy and slick from the many ascents. There are some great routes on this rock and you can't beat the approach, plus the family-friendly Class 5 climbs on the West side. But sadly, with the added cost and so many other crags being recently developed, this one is losing it's appeal.

Location: Idaho : Box Canyon : Shade Wall : Nappy Dread (5.10b)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jan 17, 2014

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Comments: This one of my favorite routes at Box Canyon. Great climbing and not too run out. P2 anchors are a pain to belay from, even though pitch 2 if probably my favorite. I usually end up belaying on my side or against my knees. Sometimes I wouldn't mind having something do belay from on the shelf and risk a little rope drag, but I totally understand the current setup.

Great climb!

Location: Idaho : Castle Rocks : Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Face : Big Time (5.7)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Aug 21, 2013

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Comments: Kevin's routes really take away the runout-stress, and makes for a fun experience. I had an 80 m on this one. I now know it is exactly 40m to rap from the top of this climb to Little Time anchors, then one more rap into the gully as mentioned before.

Also, it seems like on the 3rd pitch you would stay by the large crack where the holds are, yet the bolts are out on the face, making it a long reach to clip a draw. Maybe we are the only ones to do it that way.

Location: Utah : Wasatch Range : Big Cottonwood Canyon : Geezer Wall : Main Slab : Whipper Snapper (5.5)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 13, 2013

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Comments: One of the many climbs caught in the bolting war. Kind of sad because if it had all the bolts it was missing it would be a great trad route AND a great sport route. Now its just a trad route with random bolts, and random bolt spacing at that.

Location: Idaho : Box Canyon
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Mar 18, 2013

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Comments: A great area to go climbing in! So much potential. I can only imagine what could be developed if the ban on bolting were lifted. Great rock. Bolt spacing varies greatly from route to route, and it's not just by difficulty.

Location: Idaho : Ririe Reservoir
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: What makes you think its closed? I have gone night climbing there a few times with friends in the past. Actually a lot of fun. It would be fun to bolt some routes, get a Ross-park type area going for beginning leads.

Location: Idaho : Paramount Rock
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: I was climbing that shale the first few times and it was a pain. Then I realized instead of parking on the East side of paramount, you park on the South side, or directly below it and follow a trail that wraps around to the southern most climbs... A lot easier this way.

I haven't been to too many places outside of Utah and Idaho for climbing, but I have noticed the bolts on most of these routes are quite a bit more spread out than a lot of the newer, surrounding areas.

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Location: Idaho : Paramount Rock : Dark Side (5.10a)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: The closed in feeling made this easy for me to concentrate. Love the crack feature with the occasional hold on the face. Great climb! May want to stick clip the first bolt, as a fall could send you off the small ledge.

Location: Idaho : Paramount Rock : Fly By Night (5.8)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: This was my first outdoor climb ever... Since then I have been spoiled by newer routes, more closely bolted. When I come back to this one I just think at how spread out the bolts are! Still a fun, easy lead. Just don't fall :)

Location: Idaho : Pointless Crag : Rock-in My Sports Bra (5.9)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 27, 2012

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Comments: Like the routes next to it, the middle part is the challenge. Spread your footing out for a great break on your arms. Tried once using the crack, and didn't use it the next time. Either way is fun.

Location: Idaho : Pointless Crag : Disappearing Hat Trick (5.10a)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: Balance through slopers to the crack, and just power through. Definitely felt more like a 5.10a than a 5.9+. A good pump, but yes, kind of awkward.

Location: Idaho : Pointless Crag : Team Trailer (5.8)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: Great bolt spacing, like all the other routes here. Don't be tempted to stem left too much, key holds around the 3rd and 4th bolts with spread footing will keep you from feeling like you need to stem left too much. Decent stance to clip into the anchors from.

Location: Idaho : Pointless Crag : Alien Pod (5.7)
By: Nielsonru Nielson When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: Great lead! Nice and short. I would say 5.8 for sake of the last movement to the anchors. Kind of a pain to clean for beginners.

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